The National Association of Black Counselors is a membership and advocacy organization dedicated to black mental health.
To provide an organization for African-American people to advocate for, and advance the mental health and well-being of African-American people, organizations, communities and the African diaspora through research, professional practice, education, advocacy, policy setting and reform.
NABC is a nationally recognized professional association (and supportive community) that enhances and encourages professional growth and endeavors in the field of counseling and mental health; NABC also welcomes all that have concern and interest in the overall health and mental health affecting those of African ancestry in the United States (and abroad.) The vision of the National Association of Black Counselors is to ensure that all counselors possess the knowledge, attitude and skills to ensure that the mental health needs of the African-American community and the African diaspora are competently attended to and addressed for the individual and the collective.
- Provide education, training and professional development for aspiring professionals and current professionals in the field of counseling, who share concerns and interests of issues impacting African-American health and mental health.
- Enhance the health, mental health and well-being of African-American populations and the African diaspora.
- Advocate for African American providers and educators in the counseling profession.
- Increase the number of licensed professional counselors of African descent.
- Act as guides and resources for paraprofessionals in counseling to maintain the highest standards of care, service, integrity, and professionalism.
- Increase the African-American presence in leadership in the field of counseling.
- Encourage professional relationships among professional counselors, educators, students and paraprofessionals who share similar concerns and interests about the African-American community and the African diaspora.